Womxn Supporting Womxn In Food

  • Women Supporting Women | Sarah Huggins of Mary Be Kitchen

    Marissa Bronfman

    At the same time as I lost my livelihood, I lost all of the supports that made it possible for me to be an ambitious female entrepreneur in the first place. I think that's true for many professional and entrepreneurial women. Don't get me wrong, I am grateful for all that I have - which is more than many do - but I think there has to be a conversation about how this is going to disproportionately impact women-run businesses.
  • Women Supporting Women | Candra Reynolds of Wife of a Grocer and Summerhill Market

    Marissa Bronfman

    If you are an entrepreneur, you know that you cannot build your business on your own. Creating lines of communication and opening doors for businesses to chat about doing things differently is something I feel is invaluable during this time of uncertainty.  When communication happens, things just move faster. Out of the box thinking and communication is everything.
  • Women Supporting Women | Jenn Italiano of Live Organic

    Marissa Bronfman

    My restaurant and production kitchen - all I’ve known for the past 19 years - stopped or changed in a matter of a few nights. I have never closed my restaurant for more than a day or two for the holidays. My staff all rely heavily on their jobs. Some of my staff have been with me for many years. It’s like a huge piece is missing from all of us. I fear the industry I have known and loved has changed forever.
  • Women Supporting Women | Lisa Labute of The Goods

    Marissa Bronfman

    The lack of predictability, the restaurant world is already unpredictable but there are things we come to expect like lunch rushes and catering orders. Those things are gone. I made myself sick trying to keep the business running and trying to hang onto my amazing team. Eventually I decided to close for a few days so I could gather myself. I needed to get quiet, clear my mind and I kept asking "What's the need, what do people need right now?" I know they need to eat healthy and more than ever they need our medicine, but how do I get it to them safely while also keeping the team and myself safe. It's a tricky situation. 
  • Women Supporting Women | Shot of Gold Turmeric Founder Marissa Bronfman

    Marissa Bronfman

    Here are the words directly from these female food entrepreneurs who I so admire. Courageous, indefatigable, pioneering goddesses! It’s time to share our hopes, our fears, our plans, our asks of the community and advice for others. Women Supporting Women is a series born out of a dark time to take us toward the light. Stay tuned for interviews with women from across Toronto and beyond. We’re stronger together. Much love

Hello!

I'm Marissa, the Founder of Shot of Gold and the Creator of Womxn Supporting Womxn In Food, a Canadian interview series and mentorship initiative for Canadian womxn in the food and beverage industry.